café nucleus rochester

at the halpern conservancy board building

Café Nucleus Rochester


Café nucleus rochester

At the award-winning Café Nucleus Rochester a warm welcome awaits.  Set in one of Rochester’s grandest buildings, it offers a unique experience unrivalled.

Here at Café Nucleus Rochester, we realise that one of the first things you’ll want to do when lockdown is over is to see family and friends, make up for lost time and laugh and drink with them in person.

Winners of the 2021 Hospitality Business of the year and 2020 Café of the year for the taste of Kent awards, Café Nucleus Rochester is a unique venue for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and drinks. Whether you sit downstairs amongst the hustle and bustle of the Café, forget yourself in the grandeur of the boardroom or relive a past holiday in the garden, Café Nucleus Rochester is the perfect location whatever the weather.

A coffee isn’t just a coffee… At Café Nucleus it’s an Experience! From field, boat, herd or flock we at Café Nucleus work with our suppliers and our supply chain to ensure we deliver the very best produce from traceable origins. Working with local suppliers we source some fantastic products from our vegan cakes from Peck & Strong in Rural Devon to Kentish milk from Hinxden farm dairy.

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stylish and always welcoming

INside The CAFÉ

There is nothing else like it on Rochester High Street, it has all the buzz of London without the bother of the train.

The beautiful designed café featuring high ceilings, beautiful chandeliers, white panelling which perfectly accents our peacock blue walls, a unique collection of art or admire our canary yellow velvet Chesterfield. Our Carrara marble counter finished with British oak, everything is a fest for your eyes.

Every little detail matters at Café Nucleus, from our hand painted English crockery to our Germany Schott Zwiesel crystal glassware, no stone is left unturned.

Our approach to cleaning remains unchanged in these challenging times. 

We have enhanced are already riggerous cleaning schedule to make your visit a safe one.  We steam our chairs regularly  to ensure the highest levels of hygiene are achieved,  the chairs and sofas  being deep cleaned weekly. All hard services are fully sanitised before you’re seated and all condiments have been sanitised to provide further protection. The Building is frequently fogged with hospital grade disinfecting fluid and we have a full time housekeeping team to ensure the highest levels of hygiene.   Our menus have been coated with an antibacterial film.


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dining alfresco

At Café Nucleus we’re famous for our tropical Mediterranean themed gardens, it really is that holiday feeling whatever the weather.

There is nothing quite like it in town, sit back and relax amongst the palm trees, leave your worries behind. Our beautiful cobbled garden is the perfect escape with our collection of palm trees, ferns and tropical flowers.

Heated in the colder months, whatever the weather it’s perfect for your al fresco dining experience.







every detail matters

dine in style

Nothing is too much bother.


Let our team know and we’ll do everything to make it a memorable celebration. Our reservations team can even help with extra little touches, such as organising champagne to be waiting on the table, a bouquet of your favourites flowers from Sarah Michaels Designs,  official florist to Café Nucleus – nothing is too much, just ask away when booking your table.

Have a coat?

Our team are happy to look after your coat in our cloakroom and of course, it’s complimentary.

No detail left untouched…. 

Every single detail matters at Café Nucleus, from our White Company Noir hand soap and lotion and individual hand towels in our toilets, to our state of the art Klipsch sound system broadcasting in full studio lose-less quality – there simply isn’t anywhere else like Café Nucleus on the high street.

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One Page – Reservations


Join us for a truly memorable dining experience in some of Medway’s most spectacular settings. An experience that celebrates the diversity of our wonderful Kentish produce cooked with imagination and passion.

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We take reservations for lunch and dinner. To make a reservation, please call us at 01634 406971